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#3188238 - 03/09/13 04:13 PM How long does it take for deer to
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find a mineral site?

that salt lick thread got me thinking. I just set up two sites on my place and cant tell if they have found them yet. put a camera over one last weekend and only had 11 pics on there today. I didn't pull the card yet.
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#3188305 - 03/09/13 05:52 PM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: Bone Collector]
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Too many variables. I have had them start hitting it in one day and I have had them never hit it. Mostly depends on location and need in my opinion.

I'm sure you will get all the advice and information you need in the following posts.
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#3188498 - 03/09/13 09:27 PM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: bowriter]
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Like Bowriter said, I've had it start almost immediately and sometimes it's been a bust. I would try to put corn or something around it after a few weeks.
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#3188500 - 03/09/13 09:30 PM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: BAMA BOW MERKER]
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I made one in January this year and checked it a few days later. Several deer had found it.
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#3188541 - 03/09/13 10:54 PM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: Master Chief]
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I put mine in a freshly made clearing among a web of regularly used deer trails. Cutting the clearing brought the deer in right away for fresh greenery. Took a couple weeks before they started to use the salt though. Now they are addicted to it.
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#3188658 - 03/10/13 08:32 AM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: catman529]
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This time of year you are not going to get near the activity you will around May or June anyway so don't give up.
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#3188888 - 03/10/13 02:25 PM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: Hunter 257W]
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What Bowriter said. Highly variable timing, most often based on location and timing (deer need).
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#3189013 - 03/10/13 05:02 PM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: BSK]
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Yeah I figured it just takes them time to find it. I did put some corn around it so i think that should help.
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#3189688 - 03/11/13 11:29 AM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: Bone Collector]
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I think the does hit early for minerals when they are pregnant...little bucks that are tagging along may hit it early
I am no expert on the subject ...just what I have observed...I am like many on here the deer just do not want corn right now.
All I have seen are out in the fields picking the small tender growth.
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#3189787 - 03/11/13 01:31 PM Re: How long does it take for deer to [Re: Good time Charlie]
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 Originally Posted By: Good time Charlie
I think the does hit early for minerals when they are pregnant...little bucks that are tagging along may hit it early
I am no expert on the subject ...just what I have observed...I am like many on here the deer just do not want corn right now.
All I have seen are out in the fields picking the small tender growth.


I have been putting some corn out and they have been tearing it up. well them, the coons, and crows. \:D of course where my place is there are no Ag crops in the area and the acorns have been long gone.
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